Generally, we do not store personal data while you use our Site with the exception that our webserver registers all connections to the Site automatically and collects the following technical information about your visit:
You may register with us for an account. To register with us we ask you for your name, your email address and a password. Voluntarily, you may also give us information about your affiliation. We will use the information to create and manage your account and provide you with its features. The processing is based on Art. 6 par. 1 lit. b) GDPR. We will process your personal data for these purposes until you delete your account. You can delete your account anytime by contacting us under one of our addresses mentioned above.
As a registered user you can create new entries or edit existing entries in our OpenEnergy Database (oedb). For this purpose we will process the personal data from your account as well as any data you enter into the respective fields of our database. The entries will be published and become publicly accessible. However, other users of the oedb will not be able to see any of your personal data. The processing is based on Art. 6 par. 1 lit. b) GDPR. We will process your personal data for these purposes until you delete your account but please be aware that the anonymous and not personal data you entered into the respective fields of the database entry may be stored for a longer duration.
You can contact us, for example, by writing an email. In such case, we will process the personal data you provide us with in order to answer your request. This may include especially your name, email address, subject of your message and the message itself. We will retain your messages until we have fulfilled your request. Afterwards, we will delete it immediately. The processing for such purposes is based on Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f) GDPR, while the purposes of the processing also constitute our legitimate interests we pursue with it.
If the respective requirements are met, the GDPR grants you certain rights as a data subject. Art. 15 GDPR – Right of access: You shall have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and certain information. Art. 16 GDPR – Right to rectification: You shall have the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. Art. 17 GDPR – Right to erasure: You shall have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay. Art. 18 GDPR – Right to restriction of processing: You shall have the right to obtain from us the restriction of processing. Art. 20 GDPR – Right to data portability: You shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us. You shall also have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from us to another controller, where technically feasible. Art. 77 GDPR – Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.
Art. 21 GDPR – Right to Object: You shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you, which is based on legitimate interests or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller In such case, we shall no longer process the personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, rights and freedoms or where the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you wish to object to any processing of data, you may send us an email to one of our aforementioned email addresses. Art. 7 par. 3 GDPR – Withdrawal of Consent: If you have given us your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. In case of withdrawal, all data processing based on your consent before your withdrawal will remain lawful.
You have no statutory or contractual obligation to provide us with any personal data. However, we may not be able to provide you with our services if you decide not to do so.
We do not use automated individual decision-making, including profiling pursuant to Art. 22 GDPR, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
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If you find bugs or if you have ideas to improve the Open Energy Platform, you are
welcome to add your comments to the existing issues on GitHub.
You can also fork the project and get involved.
Please note that the platform is still under construction and therefore the design of this page is still highly volatile!